Located within close proximity to Cambridge on the A10, Ely also links to London and major towns across the country. Together with a wide range of local transport options, the M11 provides access to Stanstead Airport, with flights to more than 170 destinations across 35 countries. Equally accessible is King’s Cross station underground links, and St Pancras International with Eurostar’s gateway to Europe.
The city’s railway station is situated on the south side of Ely, with excellent services to Cambridge, Stansted Airport, London King's Cross and Liverpool Street, Ipswich, Norwich, King's Lynn, Peterborough, Leicester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Sheffield, Manchester and Liverpool. The average journey time between Ely and Cambridge Station is 14 minutes, with approximately 72 trains per day, while Ely direct to London Kings Cross takes 1 hour 10 minutes with an average of 48 trains per day.
Located on the A10 with easy access to the M11, Ely is 16 miles from Cambridge, 36 miles from Peterborough, 55 miles from Norwich and 72 miles from London. The new Ely Southern Bypass currently under construction is expected to reduce journey times for drivers between the A10 and Stuntney Causeway by up to 56%. It will also improve peak times for motorists leaving the station by 50%.
The main terminus is located conveniently in central Market Street. As the city is situated at the crossroads of two main trunk roads – the A10 directly to Cambridge and the A412, which crosses the city from Chatteris to the west of the city and Newmarket to the east, Ely can provide 50 local bus services with access to National Express coach travel routes.
There’s a good choice of cycle ways throughout the city encouraging healthier independent travel. The flat open countryside is popular with cyclists and Ely is linked on the National Cycling Network Route 11. Cycle hire is available from Ely Railway Station and National Rail encourages the integrated use of cycles and trains, two convenient and environmentally friendly forms of transport.
Ely has an excellent network of footpaths and family friendly walkways connecting daily lives with sustainable solutions. The Ely SHOPmobility scheme offers use of wheelchairs and power scooters free of charge, while the Ely Southern Bypass addition of a new walkway will bring further benefits to pedestrians.